MediaGuardian could have pulled off the media scoop of the year so far with its story tonight that controversial Sunday Times and Spectator columnist Rod Liddle is being lined up to become the next editor of the Independent. MediaGuardian says it is understood that Liddle is the favoured candidate of the former KGB agent and London Evening Standard owner Alexander Lebedev if he succeeds in buying the Independent in the next few weeks.
Sceptics beware. MediaGuardian got the scoop last year that Lebedev was to buy a majority stake in the Standard.
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